Blog Archive

Is Your Weight the Reason for Your Heel Pain? Aug 1st, 2019

The amount of stress we put on our feet and heels in a normal situation is a lot. Having too much weight on your frame, and especially being obese, can make this much worse and cause extreme heel pain, and a variety of other medical issues. Losing weight and staying...

How to Keep a Sprained Ankle From Becoming Chronic Instability Jul 9th, 2019

A sprained ankle is no big deal, right? Maybe you know to go through the RICE — rest, ice, compression, and elevation — protocol, you take it easy, and you’re back on your feet in a few days. But if you don’t actually take care of your sprained ankle and...

When Does a Wart Warrant Professional Treatment? Jun 1st, 2019

Warts – they can be annoying, unpleasant to look at, and perhaps uncomfortable, but for the most part, they tend to be completely harmless. Some people choose to have them removed because they are unsightly; but generally speaking, it’s not required for your overall health. However, there are a few...

How the MR4 Super Pulsed Cold Laser can Heal Chronic Ankle Pain May 3rd, 2019

When it comes to support and mobility, your ankles play a pivotal role in enabling you to move freely through your life. But if you’re plagued by chronic ankle pain, that freedom of movement is compromised, which places many limitations on your life. Thankfully, we have just the tool you...

Could My Heel Pain Be Plantar Fasciitis? Apr 5th, 2019

If you’re experiencing heel pain, the chances are good it’s caused by a condition called plantar fasciitis. This inflammatory condition is one of the leading causes of heel pain. The plantar fascia is a tough band of tissue that extends from your heel to your toes. Plantar fasciitis is most...

Diabetes and the Effect It Can Have On Your Feet Mar 7th, 2019

Diabetes is an insidious disease that casts a wide net when it comes to your overall health and wellness. From eyesight problems to nerve damage in your feet, the disease can wreak havoc from head to toe. As podiatric specialists, the team here at Foot Care Specialists, PC, under the...

How Custom Orthotics Can Help Your Feet and Joints Feb 4th, 2019

Your feet are the foundation of your body, carrying all of your weight as you move through daily life. So when they hurt, it can cause a ripple effect throughout your entire body. Before you know it, what started as foot pain can develop into knee and back pain. But...

Take Care of Yourself and Find Out the Cause of Your Pain This Year Jan 17th, 2019

A survey conducted by the American Podiatric Medical Association found that 77% of adults have foot pain. While the suffering may be shared, the causes of that pain can be quite different and, therefore, a person with foot pain must receive treatment customized for that specific cause to find relief. Are you...

8 Tips to Prevent Getting a Fungal Infection From Your Pedicure Salon Dec 21st, 2018

You visit a pedicure salon to get eye-catching digits and some relaxation in the process. But you could be picking up something else - a fungal infection. According to a research published in the Journal of Chemical Health and Safety, 52 percent of the participants who visited a salon three...

The Importance of Having a Podiatrist on Your Diabetes Care Team Nov 29th, 2018

November is National Diabetes Month, and it's important to understand that this condition has far-reaching implications — much more than just imbalances in blood sugar. Reduced circulation, especially in extremities like the feet, is a significant concern for patients with diabetes. At Foot Care Specialists, PC, our podiatrists are committed...

5 Reasons Custom Orthotics May Be Right for You Oct 24th, 2018

Nagging pain in your feet may be a signal that it is time to switch from five-inch stilettos to something a little more sensible. But did you know that the other symptoms you are likely experiencing may be caused by the way your foot hits the ground? Custom-made, personalized inserts...

Laser Treatment is a Game-Changer in Remedying Those Painful Ingrown Toenails Sep 20th, 2018

For such a seemingly small problem, an ingrown toenail can hijack your entire well-being, making even a brush with a bedsheet an excruciating affair. If you’re plagued with this condition time and again, Foot Care Specialists, PC, offers an innovative laser treatment that puts an end to ingrown toenails, once...

Take the Sprain out of Your Ankle Sep 3rd, 2018

Ankle sprains can occur when the ligaments in your ankle are pulled beyond their natural limits for a variety of reasons. They can happen suddenly and can be problematic for those who are on their feet a lot throughout the day. When an ankle sprain involves tears or overstretching of...

Toenail Fungus is a Rotten Situation Sep 2nd, 2018

Toenail fungus stinks; let’s get that out of the way. And we’re not just talking about the odor that is associated with this toenail condition. When fungus grows underneath the nail, it can lead to serious consequences such as damaged nails and infections, and the odor can linger as well....

Importance of Arthritic Foot Care Sep 1st, 2018

When your feet and ankles become susceptible to arthritis, that’s when arthritic foot care comes into play because it can have lasting positive effects on the longevity of the health of your feet and ankles.Arthritis is a condition that abolishes the apparatuses of your joints. It takes a toll on...

Senior Foot Care is Timeless Aug 31st, 2018

Proper senior foot care is a very important part of growing old. When infections or severe injuries happen to those who are elderly, it can have magnified effects that younger individuals may not realize. Seniors need to take care of their feet as they age to battle the increased vulnerability...

Hammertoes Like to Pound Your Toenails Aug 30th, 2018

Hammertoes are as painful as they sound due to the defect that they cause in your toes. They trigger toes to collapse due to the middle joint of the toe pointing upwards. Unsuitable footwear can cause hammertoes and also make the pain they cause worse. The pain can be felt...

Tendinitis: Wear and Tear in Your Achilles Aug 29th, 2018

Tendinitis is a common but painful foot condition that results from one of your body’s strongest tendons, the Achilles tendon, becoming inflamed from repetitive stress. This discomfort can develop from injuries or repetitive motions, leading to inflammation, swelling, and pain. If tendinitis is not cared for and swelling continues for...

Neuromas Stick Out Aug 28th, 2018

A neuroma is an uncomfortable situation for your feet. It is essentially a group of nerves located between toes that cause pain in the ball of the foot. They can cause discomfort because the pain associated with them increases during routine activities. In fact, those experiencing neuromas can have aching...

Ulcers Have a Bad Attitude Aug 27th, 2018

Ulcers are really bad news, generally. They are not kind to your feet and can cause severe harm. They are mostly seen in diabetics due to their lowered healing ability and lack of sensation. Ulcers can develop on the ball of the foot or underneath the big toe.Diabetics must attend...

Fractures Come with Force Aug 26th, 2018

Fractures of the foot can involve all parts, including the heel bone and ankle. Heel fractures normally happen after high falls, twists or severe accidents. Heel fractures can result in extreme pain and reduce mobility. However, it’s not something that happens on a normal basis. It’s important to understand that...

Bunions are not Rare Aug 24th, 2018

Bunions don’t play around. They start out as harmless, that is until they actually cause harm to your feet. They occur more readily on the feet of those that wear shoes for fashion rather than function. Therefore, women have a higher rate of bunions then that of men. Bunions can...

Help for Plantar Fasciitis Aug 23rd, 2018

Plantar Fasciitis is the most common reason for heel pain in patients at our podiatry office. This happens to be the case since the plantar fascia ligament connects the heel bone to the toes. When it’s strained, it becomes weak and swollen. If there is frequent pressure, many small tears...

Athlete's Foot is a Sore Loser Aug 21st, 2018

Athlete’s foot is caused by a fungus that assaults the feet because it tends to grow in areas that are dim and damp, like shoes, for starters. Athlete’s foot usually develops because of public pools, gym locker rooms or showers because they are breeding grounds for fungi. Contrary to popular...

Corns have a Understated Presence Aug 21st, 2018

Corns have good intentions as they form in response to friction to protect the skin of the feet. The idea is that if the outer skin layer becomes thick, the sensitive layers underneath will be safe from that same friction. Corns, however, can become infected, which can hurt the skin...

Blisters Aren't Blissful Aug 20th, 2018

Blisters on the feet can hurt! Everybody has had some experience with these, but perhaps not as much on the feet. You see, blisters are pockets of fluid that form in between layers of skin and are usually the result of excess dampness, rubbing, and hot temperatures. Wondering what type...

Achilles Tendon Pain Comes with Force Aug 19th, 2018

The Achilles tendon joins the calf muscles and the heel bone. This tendon is very important to routine mobility using the foot and is actually the toughest tendon in the body. It is a band of fibrous tissue that assists with pointing the foot down, to stand on the toes,...

Don't Allow Ankle Sprains to Become Common Aug 18th, 2018

Ankle sprains can be quite painful and lead to instability in the ankle joint if not treated properly. This condition causes ligaments that provide stability to the ankle to be stretched to the outer or inner portion of the ankle, which can lead to extreme stretching or tearing of those...

That Extra Order of Fries May go Straight to Your Heels? Aug 17th, 2018

Heel Spurs are bony protrusions on the bottom of the foot that travel from the heel to the arch. This area between the heel and arch is known as the plantar fascia, and factors including obesity are causing many of complications within the population. In fact, poor eating habits and...

Calluses and Cracked Heels are Synonymous Aug 15th, 2018

Calluses are a cause for concern when it comes to the effects they have on feet. They form as dead thickened layers of skin in response to repeated friction on the feet. One such complication of this condition is dry and cracked heels, which can be both uncomfortable and unappealing....

Exercise and Diabetes Should Not be Strangers Aug 14th, 2018

Senior Health and Fitness day is an opportunity for anyone who is aging into their golden years to remember just how valuable fitness is to their body, and investigate options available to them. This is particularly important if you’re also struggling with diabetes. Exercise and diabetes aren’t always linked in...

Wintertime Diabetic Care Aug 12th, 2018

With a Massachusetts winter upon us once again, snowy conditions will create difficulty in keeping your feet warm and dry, and this can potentially lead to problems for those individuals who have diabetes. Diabetic foot care is not easy, and people with this condition have to walk a fine line between...